H 44

Vessel name on Arrival: H 44

Submarine H 44 of 1920

Original Builder: Armstrong Whitworth, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Vessel Type: submarine

GRT: 430

Year Built: 1920

Arrival Date: 31/01/1945

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 H-Class Submarine for the Roayl Navy

 

Displacement  :  430 tons surfaced / 518 tons submerged
Dimensions  :  171' 0"  x  15' 4"    (52.12 m  x  4.67 m)
Propulsion  :  2 x 480 HP 8-Cyl 4-strole S.A. Diesel Engines + 2 x 620 HP Electric Motors (Twin-Screw)
Speed  :  11.5 knots – surfaced  and  9.0 knots – submerged
Range  :  2,986 nm surfaced at 7.5 knots, and 130 nm submerged at 2.0 knots
Complement  :  22 men
Armaments  :  4 x 21 inch torpedo bow tubes + 8 Nos. x 21 inch torpedoes


 
Assigned to the 5th Flotilla at Gosport through 1920 and 1930, then attached to the Training Flotilla at Rothesay, Isle of Bute. 

 

Whilst on patrol off Texel, Netherlands, on 21st June 1940, H44 torpedoed and sank the small Danish freighter ALFA (GRT 844)